I am trying to animate using a heirarchy of symbols and motion/shape tweens for the first time. I have my character built using symbols and groups of them are already in subgroups (I click on one symbol and I can go into that one and there's more inside that). When I go into my character's eye symbol and click the upper eyelid, I can shape tween a blink. It works fine when I scrub through the timeline while still in the character's eye symbol and it still shows up when I publish a preview. But when I go out of that symbol to the top of the hierarchy and play the animation in the frame, I can't see the blink. I don't know why it's happening, but I can't edit all my shapes without knowing where the ones I've already moved are. Does anyone know what's going on and how I can fix it?
Are your symbols movieclips or are they graphics? They need to be graphics.
I think changing the symbols from movieclips to graphics helped, thank you.